A+ Students Excel at PAMA Global Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Championships

Over 150 local boys and girls competed against some of the brightest maths brains in the world at the PAMA Global Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Championships which took place in Sandton on the 28th December 2017 and took some of the Champion positions in various age groups. This, according to Marlene Mouton, Chairperson of the … Read more

Hats off to Ocean Basket on Their Last Straw Campaign

In an effort to save our seas, franchise brand Ocean Basket will no longer be giving straws with drinks and bags with take-aways. As the ocean and the waterways are their core focus and form the foundation of the Ocean Basket brand offering, they recognise the importance of maintaining an ocean that is healthy and … Read more

Cash Converters Bucks the Economic Trend

On the back of strong franchise growth reported by the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) in their latest franchise surveys, Cash Converters, a member of FASA, has shown strong growth with its number of stores expanding by almost 15% in 2017.  By the end of November 2017, the company had opened 11 new stores … Read more

Franchising set to Maintain it’s Momentum

Tony Da Fonseca, MD of the OBC Group and Chairman of FASA, is confident that franchising can hold its own in our fast-moving world where change is seen as a constant. Backed by FASA’s survey sponsored by Sanlam that shows the sector’s performance remains on an upward trend, with 845 franchisors and their over 40,000 … Read more

Can you Afford not to be on Social Media

Mike Said, social media marketing and franchise strategist, who presented at FASA’s 2017 Convention made a compelling case for every business to take their social media marketing seriously.  With statistics showing that 75% of people purchased a product because they saw it on social media and of that percentage, 60,7% needed to see a post … Read more

FASA Planning to Grow Franchising in 2018

The management team at FASA are working on various exciting initiatives for 2018 designed to promote franchising as one of the safest ways to get into business. The role of FASA is to assist newcomers to the sector as well as existing members. At the same time, it aims to grow membership numbers but will … Read more

Trends in Franchising for 2018

It’s a known fact that when the world economy undergoes changes – either positive or negative – franchising is standing by to pick up on new trends or gaps in the market and presto – you have a new franchise concept.  The buzz word in global franchising is ‘flexibility and adaptability.’  Whether a result of a … Read more

Be Part of the 2018 Franchise Business Festival

The Franchise Association of South Africa’s Franchise Expo, which has enjoyed over 20 years as the flagship event for FASA and the industry’s showcase for small business and franchising, was taken to new heights in 2017 with a complete make-over turning into a lifestyle event as the Franchise Business Festival.  On the back of that … Read more

Spotlight On… Wilcote

If you are looking at buying a franchise, you should start by familiarising yourself with the different business sectors that offer franchise opportunities.  Whilst you may be familiar with a category like fast food because you see well-known brands on every corner, you should also look at what is currently in demand and also what … Read more

How Junk Status Will Affect Your Marketing

Marketers across South Africa are all asking how junk status will affect your marketing expenses. Veronica Wainstein and Mandy Davis of Penquin (www.penquin.co.za), service provider members of FASA share some tips to help you stretch your budget for maximum ROI. Whenever the economy takes a turn for the worse, one of the first places businesses … Read more